Since the campaign was launched publicly on Nov. 18, 2011, more than $11 million in gifts and commitments have propelled its three priorities forward. The vision for Whitman’s future includes ambitious initiatives to add professorships like the William O. Douglas Chair profiled here, to grow our comprehensive Global Studies program, to enhance the student experience with opportunities for student/faculty research, field experience and internships, and to endow financial aid for students. Success for the campaign and each of its goals produces a brighter future for Whitman students. Your partnership is appreciated!


Academic Strength   Goal: $75 Million

These funds will add faculty to broaden and deepen the curriculum, cultivate innovation in teaching and learning and increase the extraordinary learning experiences that prepare students to lead in a globally connected world.

  $47 million*  
Access and Affordability   Goal: $50 Million

These funds will endow need-based scholarships and bolster merit and talent awards, making a Whitman education more accessible for current and future students.

  $32 million*  
Financial Strength   Goal: $25 Million

These funds will increase the unrestricted endowment and support from the Annual Fund – significant sources of fiscal stability and flexibility that help ensure the tradition of excellence at Whitman continues for future generations.

  $16 million*  

We invite you to join in this ambitious effort. A gift each year, or a pledge over multiple years, will help ensure the success of the Campaign and the quality of the liberal arts education Whitman provides. For more information visit the campaign website.

*An additional $14 million in commitments have yet to be designated.